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- My parents divorced in 1939 when I was ten. ... Letting me go with her was out of the question. ... My father tried to mitigate the loss for me by occupying me with a private tutor and riding lessons and art lessons. But nothing replaces a mother.Chapter 6 (50% in)
mitigate = make less harmful or unpleasant
- He has seconds left now to say something, not that it would mitigate the indefensible but because he thinks he owes it to her.Chapter 5 (98% in)
- The discomfort that would normally overtake her in a situation like this is mirrored in—and mitigated by—Eric's own considerable unease.Chapter 6 (72% in)
There are no more uses of "mitigate" in And The Mountains Echoed.
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